Duvel Belgian Golden Ale | Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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Duvel Belgian Golden AleDuvel Belgian Golden Ale
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Duvel Belgian Golden AleDuvel Belgian Golden Ale

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A Duvel is still seen as the reference among strong golden ales. Its bouquet is lively and tickles the nose with an element of citrus which even tends towards grapefruit thanks to the use of only the highest-quality hop varieties. This is also reflected in the flavour, which is beautifully balanced with a hint of spiciness. Thanks to its high CO2 content, this beer has a wonderful roundness in the mouth. A Duvel is both the perfect thirst quencher and the ideal aperitif.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-06-2000

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I just had to review this classic

when I want to round a good night of great beers this is the one

pours pure golden/piss coloured body with a nice white head throwing up aromas of golden syrup and wheat and germolene

lovely tastes of Saspirella bites and spikes of sweet but never sickly grain and a little hop kick in the aftertaste.

Fantastic carbonation and perfect mouthfeel makes this an all time classic that you wouldn't want to be without.

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Poured into a Duvel Tulip glass from the bottle

Well masked alcohol, relatively high carbonation with thick foam at the top, Great taste, can't believe this is not in the top 100 beers list.

Although a bit pricey, it's relatively easy to find (which is a big plus). On this particular occasion, I had a glass of Duvel, followed by Damnation by Russian River Brewery and I thought Duvel was better! (although Damnation was pretty damn good too).

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A: Pours a golden hay color. Slightly hazy. Tons of carbonation streaming up from their etched glass. Big white fluffy head sticks around forever and leaves good lacing.

S: First thing I get is spice (coriander). Lots of it. Then that belgium bready yeast character shines through. Lots of lemon zest. Smells fantastic!

T: Spice and zest. Earthy hop. Belgium yeast. A touch of alcohol is present, but it is pretty well masked. Overall light and refreshing. A light lemon tartness is present in the aftertaste. Excellent balance.

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Duvel Belgian Golden Ale from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
Beer rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 8,045 ratings